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Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 55408
Country: Iceland

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Last Updated: January 1, 2017

We are a young couple looking for a skilled builder or carpenter to help us build eco geodesic domes so that tourists can watch the northern lights through the roof and also, renovate our house so we can rent it out as a holiday let over the Summer. For the domes we need help with the wood work and building. For the house, we will be doing basic finishings and some extensions.
We live in Arskogssandur, North Iceland. It's quite a remote town by the sea, 50 km from the Arctic Circle. I am originally from the UK although i have lived here for over 3 years now. My partner is originally from Brittany and has been here almost as long. I have a MA in environmental management whilst my partner trained as a mechanic and is now working as a chef. We have a young baby and a dog. We are relaxed people who like to be outside and explore.
There is lots to do here although we live in a very remote location. In the nearest big town, Dalvik, 10 minutes away there is a geothermal pool complex, skiing facilaties and a nice cafe or two as well as a supermarket. 30 minutes away is the second largest city in Iceland, Akureyri known as the culture capital of Iceland. Nearby the house there is diving, whale watching and skiing. Not to far away is the area Myvatn where there is the blue lagoon of the north and the geothermal caves.
Before the dome is built we have a small single bedroom next to the kitchen and living room you can use. You can have access to the house like a house share. Our house is a old Icelandic style type house with one bathroom.

When the first dome is finished that will be the accommodation for volunteers. They will have their own bathroom attached and an outdoor barbeque for cooking.

The house and domes will eventually have hot tubs.

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